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2011-06-01 08:00:00

Organization Hosts Free Health Screening Event and Walkathon to Raise Awareness in at Risk Community WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kidney Fund (AKF) will host its Kidney Action Day, which includes the Steps that Count fundraising walkathon, at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. This free event is open to the public and will bring together hundreds of local health advocates, patients and members of the...

2011-05-23 22:18:29

Findings could lead to new understanding of diabetic nephropathy University of Louisville researchers have replicated the inflammatory gene changes of a human kidney as it progresses from mild to severe diabetic nephropathy, using a mouse model developed by a UofL researcher, according to an article published today in the journal Experimental Nephrology. Diabetic nephropathy is the foremost cause of kidney failure. "In 2004 we published an article that showed that our diabetic mouse model,...

2011-04-29 06:11:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) --A drug used to treat high blood pressure may reduce the risk of kidney failure in obese patients. Research studies have found that an obese person is nearly seven-times more likely to develop kidney failure than a normal-weight person. An angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor drug, known as ramipril, has proven to be effective in lowering the risk of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in these patients. For the study, researchers analyzed data from another trial that...

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2011-04-21 12:45:28

US researchers said on Wednesday that kidney failure is a main complication of diabetes, but a lab study on mice showed that a high-fat, low carbohydrate diet could reverse that in eight weeks. The options of the diet may include scrambled eggs with cream, a bacon and butter omelet, or lettuce doused in mayonnaise. The doctors believe that the diet might work for diabetics by blocking the toxic effects of glucose. The team took two groups of mice that were genetically predisposed to having...

2011-04-01 10:46:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lance® Sandwich Crackers is partnering with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to support the organization's efforts to find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, in which the body is unable to produce the insulin needed to turn food into energy. People with the disease must test their blood sugar and administer...

2011-03-25 07:00:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN) today provided a business update and reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2010. "Our Neo-Urinary Conduit clinical trial in patients with bladder cancer is advancing as expected and investigators are continuing to gather valuable insights to optimize the surgical procedure," stated Steven Nichtberger, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tengion. "In parallel, we continue...

2011-03-23 10:54:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced the addition of two renal research and clinical experts, Ben Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D. and Giuseppe Remuzzi, M.D., F.R.C.P., from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Mario Negri Institute respectively, to its panel of Research & Development Advisors. This panel provides counsel to Tengion and engages leading researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates with...

2011-01-27 08:48:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The drug rt-PA may prevent infection in kidney dialysis patients, according to a new study. People with kidney failure undergo hemodialysis -- a treatment that cleans out their blood. Often, a catheter is required. However, catheter malfunction is a complication that involves blood clots forming at the catheter tip as well as infections in the bloodstream. The drug heparin is used as a locking solution in the catheter after dialysis to help prevent malfunction and keep...

2011-01-21 14:34:57

Screening may be warranted when the disease runs in families Mutations in a gene called INF2 are by far the most common cause of a dominantly inherited condition that leads to kidney failure, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results may help with screening, prevention, and therapy. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) attacks the kidney's filtering system and causes serious scarring. Approximately 20,000...

2010-12-07 07:30:00

EAST NORRITON, Pa., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TNGN), a leader in regenerative medicine, today announced that data from the Company's Neo-Kidney Augment(TM), Neo-GI Augment(TM), and Neo-Urinary Conduit(TM) programs are being featured in several posters and oral presentations at the TERMIS North America annual meeting being held December 5-8, in Orlando, Florida. Key data featured include the first presentations on the Neo-Kidney Augment mechanism of action,...


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